Like, my school district paid for me and some teacher friends to travel to Philadelphia, stay in a hotel, and go to a technology conference to get all these cool ideas. Amazing.
Yet another reason I love running is you get to see stuff you never would have otherwise. We were super busy with the conference so there was no time for sightseeing. But I went running each morning and got to see some cool stuff all over the city. Like this gorgeous couple.
Actually we went out with friends Saturday night and I just think this is a really good picture of us, good thing I have this blog where I just brag about how awesome I am to post it. Can you tell where we are???
Monday - 4.3 miles
Can you tell what this building used to be?
I am so out of my league even attempting to talk about this but Philly seriously had gorgeous architecture. If I notice, it's freakin good.
Tuesday, messed up the Garmin, but I think I managed about 3 miles after pushing snooze 47 times.
Look where I went.....
Philadelphia Museum of Art - the famous Rocky steps!
Like most movies, I've never seen it, so thanks for providing this statue Philly, so I knew what to do.
And thanks to the two random girls walking their dog who took this picture.
And yet another thank you for showing me where to stand...too bad I didn't see it until my second time up the steps, long after the pic was taken.
Here's Philly through Rocky's triumphant eyes.
Cute little park
Random weird structure
I read this plaque specifically so I could say what this statue was on the blog...but I have no idea now, so just invent your own story to go along with it.
Here's the hotel I got to stay in FOR FREE! They made me so happy by providing me Starbucks coffee in my room.
Then things started getting wild. Guess which two of these I tried?
After some drinks, it was time to check something off the bucket list. I gave up meat when I was 13 and since then I've had one slice plus 2 bites of bacon (three separate occasions) and one bite of a hot dog. But I was in Philly, and that city is known for cheesesteaks.
Traditional Philly cheesesteaks are sometimes made with cheesewhiz, but I opted for provolone.
Here's 2 super awful blurry blackberry pics that sum up my reaction:
One bite was enough - I'm sticking with veggies until I go to another city known for meat. Earlier that day I did have a fabulous salad at the awesome Reading Terminal Market, so me and Philly are still cool on food.
Wednesday morning, I did a 4.1 mile run on boathouse row, a gorgeous strip along the river with all these cool old houses. This run was ridiculously slow. Research from this trip shows that free candy from the convention + free drinks from rich technology companies + bite of cheesesteak combined with a lack of sleep does not make for good running. It does make for a good business trip though.